LITTLE ROCK – The EAST Initiative will award more than $4,000 in advanced technical training to two EAST Core schools for educational STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) projects — including one in Star City.

LITTLE ROCK – The EAST Initiative will award more than $4,000 in advanced technical training to two EAST Core schools for educational STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) projects — including one in Star City.


The 2014 Student Technical Training grant recipients are:


* Star City High School, "It’s Tree-Rific on the trails at Cane Creek State Park."


* Harrisburg High School, "Flooding in Arkansas."


The grants will allow students to connect what they are learning in core curricular courses to actual projects in their communities. The EAST Initiative will provide advanced training specific to the projects and course content to assist in completion of the projects.


"The EAST Initiative is proud to support and encourage real-world projects that enable students to expand their learning by incorporating technology," said Matt Dozier, the EAST Initiative President and CEO. "These projects clearly demonstrate the capacity of students to use sophisticated tools to make their classroom learning come alive in tangible ways that benefit their communities."